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Belgacom TV expands its catalog with 500 MUBI films

04-02-2011

With a MUBI subscription, cinema buffs can watch as many MUBI films as they like for €12.99 per month

Thanks to a partnership with MUBI lovers of independent, foreign and classic film will be delighted to find – on top of the 800 films already available - 500 quality films by well-known and lesser known directors in the Belgacom TV film catalog. Cinema buffs can take out a MUBI subscription and watch as many MUBI films as they like for just € 12.99 per month. The films can also be individually rented and are available for viewing for 7 days.

 

Partnership with MUBI

Thanks to a partnership with MUBI, Belgacom has good news for fans of quality cinema: Belgacom expands as from now its TV film catalog with 300 MUBI films. In May, another 200 MUBI films will be added. Belgacom TV will then boast over 1,300 films - the largest and most diverse film offering on the Belgian market.

 

High quality films

The MUBI films are all high-quality films by well-known directors such as Emir Kusturica, Michael Haneke, Lars von Trier, Gus Van Sant, the Dardenne brothers and Ken Loach, but there are also gems by lesser known directors, both cinema classics and independent films. A few examples: Life is a Miracle, Funny Games, Breaking the Waves, Mala Noche, La promesse and The Wind that Shakes the Barley. The offer also includes internationally acclaimed films which do not always reach the local cinemas. All the films are visual gems chosen for their cinematographic qualities.The MUBI films are available in their original version (with subtitles). And the titles in HD quality will be available exclusively on Belgacom TV.

 

Very affordable

Belgacom TV customers can take out a MUBI subscription: for €12.99 per month, they can watch as many MUBI films as they like. One can of course individually rent the MUBI films for the following prices: €0.99 for a short film, €2.99 for a catalog title, and €3.99 for a film released at the same moment as the DVD (plus €1 when available in HD).A rented film is available for viewing for 7 days.Not only can the films be watched on Belgacom TV; everyone can now also rent them online and watch them on a PC.

 

Belgacom shows you the way

The larger the offer (more than 1300 films!), the more important it is to be able to find the specific films you want to watch. The 500 MUBI films are also included in the search engine, which Belgacom launched in December. This personalized and free of charge service for Belgacom TV customers helps them find their way in the Belgacom TV film catalog. For personalized film advice, you can surf to www.mijnbelgacomtvfilms.be or www.mesfilmsbelgacomtv.be. Here, you can easily find the film you feel like watching. You can also do (combined) searches by genre, plot, period, setting ... Belgacom TV customers can add the films they want to watch to their favorites list, which they can then easily access on their TV under the new category “my selection”. A good example of convergence.This service is also available on smartphones (« My Belgacom TV movies » in the Apple APP store and in the Android Market) . Customers can search, surf, watch a trailer, mark films and receive film suggestions, wherever they are.

 

About MUBI

MUBI is the fastest growing destination for lovers of independent, foreign and classic film; an online cinema, anytime, anywhere. MUBI will give you the latest buzz from the Cannes Film Festival or a restored masterpiece personally chosen by Martin Scorsese (he's a member, too!). A social network that can let you find a visual gem that will definitely not be released in the local multiplex, and allows you to find a girl in Tokyo who loves Kubrick (she actually exists, her name is Yuko and she's into Wong Kar-Wai too...). MUBI invites you to watch, discover and discuss visionary films from all over the world. Founded in 2007, MUBI is backed by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, and is the exclusive partner of Celluloid Dreams, The Criterion Collection, and SONY PlayStation. MUBI is based in Palo Alto, New York, Paris, London and anywhere around the world where there's a movie lover.

 

> More info: www.mubi.com

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